My Top Five Go-to Supplements

1) A good quality multivitamin/mineral. Try as we might eat a varied diet, it’s unlikely that we’re all getting what we should have on a given day. Given that hard training strength athletes tend to utilize (slightly) more of many vitamins and minerals plus are just plain bigger, a multi is a good insurance policy. I try to stick with a good, healthy, natural vitamin over the cheapo synthetic ones.  Continue reading My Top Five Go-to Supplements

4 Fast-Action Tips for a Better Workout

I talk a lot about mindset, training program development, and looking at training in the long view and as a lifestyle. All of that is by far my biggest priority. However, a great training program is nothing more than a string of great individual workouts. So in that vein, I’m going to give you some of my favorite tips on making each and every workout you have better. Remember, the little things add up. Continue reading 4 Fast-Action Tips for a Better Workout

Lifting Weights Causes Injuries?

I was pulled into a frustrating conversation earlier this week and quite frankly, I’m still a little annoyed by it. A fit, gifted female client of mine had just completed a very intense workout requiring a great deal of relative body strength. We’re talking over 50 chin-ups, push-ups with her feet on a 36″ box, heavy kettlebell swings, the works. She rocked it out. Continue reading Lifting Weights Causes Injuries?

Wanted: Aspiring Authors of Their Own Lives

Imagine that you enter a book store, you head to the self-help section, and there, among rows and rows of books, you see a book written just for you. It has YOUR name on it. As you turn page after page, you recognize your life dreams and aspirations, your obstacles and challenges, your moments of joy and triumph. But that’s not all…Your self-help book also has a blueprint for your personal success. As you continue reading, your heart is filling up with joy and pride. You’ve come a long way. Each page is like an old friend. The book is written by someone who knows you very well. You see the goals, steps and strategies that helped you make your vision a reality. You are now living your dream life. The book is the reminder of your journey to get to this wonderful place of confidence and courage. You realize that you authored it with every day you committed to becoming a better Self and making purposeful and meaningful choices. It is truly Your Self-Help Book…

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Brazil: Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment Insurance
One of the wishes of the vast majority of Brazilians is to be successful professionally. Being in the job of dreams, being well paid, having a better quality of life and being able to provide a better future for the family, is part of the plans of any worker. But it is not always easy to walk that path and have a successful career. Many do not always have the opportunities they would like, end up losing their jobs or end up asking for resignation because they are not satisfied with their job position. To help this part of the population, the Government created the Unemployment Insurance, a benefit that gives the worker temporary financial assistance. Continue reading Brazil: Unemployment Insurance

How to Cook a Steak

Preparing To Cook

Take the beef out of the fridge at least one hour ahead of time to bring it to room temp  (Our tests showed that on a mild sunny day (65º F / 18º C outside) it took our steaks 70 minutes to come to come fully to the ambient room temperature.)  You may want to cover it with a tea-towel.  If you take a cold steak out of the fridge and put it straight onto a hot grill you will be guaranteed a tough piece of beef.

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